Arthur Allan Thomas arrives to give his support to David Bain during his retrial at the Christchurch High Court in ...

Arthur Allan Thomas backs Watson

1:36 PM  The convicted Sounds murderer should get a new trial, says Thomas.

Saturday sports wrap

Central midfielder Jake Cresswell sets off on a 40 metre run during Saturday's division one rugby final at Lansdowne Park.

Central are the 2016 Marlborough division one club rugby champions.

Strong winds, rain predicted

MetService issues severe weather warning, warns of gale-force northwesterlies in the Marlborough Sounds.

Lakeside dining

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

It's basketball for Lina

Lina Pale has put aside her love of other sports to focus on her burgeoning basketball career.

Long wait for citizenship

"I missed out on being born a Kiwi, but I decided I could end my days as one."

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Building consent boost

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart pictured with a model of their new boutique winery on Jacksons Rd.

17 min ago  Hobbiton-style winery among building consents issued.

Banking on themselves to win

2:50 PM  Those running for mayor can spend up to $30,000 on their campaign, including donations.

Winds topple trees, roads closed

What's up with the weather?

Sport

Tasman step away from chasing pack

Tasman United's Amelia Abbott scored in the team's 1-0 win over Universities.

Double success as Tasman United follow up Saturday's win over FC Twenty11 with another three points against Universities.

Tasman prepare for life without Solomon Islands star

Atkin Kaua in action for Canterbury United during last season's national league.

Tasman United dealt early blow with confirmation midfielder Atkin Kaua is heading home to the Solomon Islands.

Relay setback for NZ runners

Lucy Sheat competes in the heats of the 100m at the world under-20 champs in Poland.

Marlborough sprinter Lucy Sheat and her New Zealand under-20 team mates experienced the ecstacy and agony of international athletics, all within five minutes, at the world championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

Mariners cull Seals

Football Soccer - Croatia v Portugal - EURO 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens, France - 25/6/16
General ...

You could have said it was third time lucky for the Marlborough Mariners when they knocked Nelson Suburbs Seals out of the Price Charity Cup football competition on Saturday.

Late try sees Magpies fly highest

Flanker Jordon McCoy forces his way across the Marlborough Boys' College Old Boys line for the match-winning try in the ...

A 79th minute try from a committed Moutere outfit denied Marlborough Boys' College Old Boys a title in their inaugural year.

Opinion

SATIRE: Pikachu's diabetes scare

The Beaver.

SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.

Have your say

150914. News.Photo:Peter Drury/Fairfax NZ . Generic Ballot box . Vote. Voting . Election.

Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.

Tele-scamming a twilight industry

Dodgy call centres are getting left behind in the con game.

SATIRE: Cold-calling scammers are going out of business as more Kiwis do away with land lines.

What to do about P?

Testing HNZ houses for meth in between tenancies would cost $10 million dollars.

In 2009 Prime Minister John Key declared war on the methamphetamine trade.

MP's report

25052015 News Photo : Anthony Phelps/FairfaxNZ
MP Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

COLUMN: Marlborough's new theatre will be finished.

Business

Building consent boost

Jackson Estate managing director Jeff Hart pictured with a model of their new boutique winery on Jacksons Rd.

Hobbiton-style winery among building consents issued.

More funerals going live

Cloudy Bay Funeral Services is moving into its new building in Blenheim, on the corner of Boyce St and Purkiss St, on ...

Loved ones are using FaceTime and Skype to beam services around the world.

Hard graft pays off

Ormond Nurseries general manager Ben Wickham with a bundle of 50 sauvignon blanc vines ready to send out to wine ...

Business is booming again for a grape vine supplier that took a "hiding" after the huge harvest of 2008.

No winter blues for tourists

Efforts to get tourists to visit year round are paying off with more than ever coming in winter.

Winter weather isn't deterring tourists, who continued to arrive in record numbers in June.

Lakeside dining

Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen manager Kylie Giles, outside the Rapaura Rd business.

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

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What's on

Hunter's managing director Jane Hunter, one of the sponsors of the Marlborough Book Festival 2016.

Things to do around Marlborough this week.

Lakeside dining

Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen manager Kylie Giles, outside the Rapaura Rd business.

The Vines Village Cafe and Express Kitchen opened last month, meet its new manager Kylie Giles.

It's basketball for Lina

Rising national under-16 basketball player Lina Pale is enjoying the introduction to top level sport.

Lina Pale has put aside her love of other sports to focus on her burgeoning basketball career.

Mosaic has passersby curious

Leaving their mark on Havelock's new mosaic project are, from left, Olivia Johnson, 9, Hunter Elvy, 6, Boyd Elvy, 11, ...

The streets of a small township will sparkle with a colourful glint this summer as a mosaic project comes together.

Long wait for citizenship

Mazulu Ndhlovu, of Zimbabwe, became a New Zealand citizen in a Marlborough District Council ceremony along with 24 others.

"I missed out on being born a Kiwi, but I decided I could end my days as one."

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